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DEFINITION: Polymorphic malware is harmful, destructive or intrusive computer software such as a virus, worm, Trojan or spyware that constantly changes ("morphs"), making it difficult to detect with anti-malware programs. Evolution of the malicious code can occur in a variety of ways such as filename changes, compression and encryption with variable keys.Although the appearance of the code in polymorphic malware  … 
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Who Will CAVE First: Likely Targets of Ransomware
sponsored by Radware
WHITE PAPER: The following resource lists an acronym that highlights four key areas criminals will assess in their decision to target people and companies. Learn how to avoid being a victim by getting inside the mind of a ransomware attacker.
Posted: 21 Sep 2016 | Published: 21 Sep 2016

Radware

Protect Yourself from Antivirus: Why Traditional AV Doesn't Offer Meaningful Security Value
sponsored by Palo Alto Networks
WHITE PAPER: Traditional antivirus (AV) is no longer the solution to preventing endpoint breaches—it's the problem. Access this resource to learn why traditional AV no longer offers meaningful security value for your organization, and see how to get started protecting your endpoints without AV.
Posted: 21 Sep 2016 | Published: 21 Sep 2016

Palo Alto Networks

Advancing Endpoint Security: The Importance of Threat Intelligence, Visibility
sponsored by SecureWorks
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to mix anti-malware capabilities with high-level visibility and behavioral based detection to eliminate endpoint threats. By arming yourself with these weapons, your organization can not only detect threat actors and their tradecraft, but also slash time of response, minimizing the damage they cause.
Posted: 21 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

SecureWorks

Best Practices for Dealing With Phishing and Ransomware
sponsored by Trustwave
WHITE PAPER: There are steps you can take to address phishing and ransomware. Discover how to best mitigate these tremendous threats to decrease the likelihood of infection and the subsequent consequences that come from them.
Posted: 21 Sep 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

Trustwave

Report: The Impact of Security Threats on Business
sponsored by Radware
WHITE PAPER: In the following report, executives underscore just how expensive it is to recover from a cyber-attack. Learn where organizations are continuing to take action despite major revenue losses, and what more can be done.
Posted: 20 Sep 2016 | Published: 20 Sep 2016

Radware

To Pay or Not to Pay: Ransom-Based Cyber-Attacks on the Rise
sponsored by Radware
WHITE PAPER: Organizations need to proactively prepare their networks for ransomware attacks. Learn now about three key considerations for tools and strategies designed to mitigate these incidents, how to detect a fake ransom letter, and the consequences of giving into these threats.
Posted: 20 Sep 2016 | Published: 20 Sep 2016

Radware

Fight Unwanted Intrusions with Multi-Layered Security
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to make your security systems work together as one. Learn how to achieve better communication between existing security tools and stop known threats, unknown threats, APTs and prevent future breaches.
Posted: 19 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

Fortinet, Inc.

The Definitive Buyer's Guide for Evaluating Enterprise Network Firewalls
sponsored by Palo Alto Networks
WHITE PAPER: This essential guide demonstrates how to reduce your attack surface by making an informed decision on the right firewall for your business. To do so, discover the fundamentals of modern firewall technology, 10 critical business requirements your next firewall must address, and more.
Posted: 19 Sep 2016 | Published: 19 Sep 2016

Palo Alto Networks

Root Out Ransomware
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EBOOK: This TechGuide explores the nature of the threat and the latest ransomware trends. It outlines several steps information security pros should take in order to heighten their organization's resistance and prevent ransomware attacks.
Posted: 16 Sep 2016 | Published: 16 Sep 2016

SearchSecurity.com

Preventing Ransomware Threats to Health Data in 10 Steps
sponsored by OpenDNS
WHITE PAPER: Health data has become some of the most sought-after personal data on the black market, making healthcare professionals and hospital systems prime targets for cybercrime – particularly ransomware attacks. This e-guide will provide you with 10 steps to avoid ransomware attacks on your health systems.
Posted: 16 Sep 2016 | Published: 14 Sep 2016

OpenDNS

The Insider Threats: Be Protected with Advanced DNS Security
sponsored by EfficientIP
WHITE PAPER: See first-hand how to implement a secure DNS architecture—such as high performance cache and real time DNS traffic analysis tools capable of adaptive countermeasures—to enhance your organization's ability to stand against internal attacks, and ensure continuity of mission-critical DNS services.
Posted: 15 Sep 2016 | Published: 15 Sep 2016

EfficientIP

Magrath LLP Protects Global Infrastructure with DRaaS
sponsored by Databarracks
CASE STUDY: Today's legal IT landscape has shifted – and one of a law firm's biggest fears is the threat of ransomware and the potential disruption it could cause. Find out how one law service implemented a DRaaS to deliver fast and secure recovery from any ransomware attack.
Posted: 15 Sep 2016 | Published: 15 Sep 2016

Databarracks

STEALTHbits Solutions for Addressing Real World Security and Compliance
sponsored by STEALTHbits
WHITE PAPER: This document discusses four deployments of STEALHbits and how these organizations fit the solutions into their existing infrastructure.
Posted: 14 Sep 2016 | Published: 01 Aug 2016

STEALTHbits

Data Access Governance Solutions On-Demand Demo
sponsored by STEALTHbits
WEBCAST: This 60-minute webinar will teach you how your organization can implement a concrete data access governance program that won't break your back, or the bank. You'll learn both tactical and strategic approaches to unstructured data management and have your most important questions answered along the way.
Posted: 14 Sep 2016 | Premiered: Dec 31, 2015

STEALTHbits

Protecting Web Services for Grand Slam Roland-Garros
sponsored by EfficientIP
CASE STUDY: Learn how to strengthen your network foundation to support critical business imperatives—as well as improve business continuity—by unifying network management and bolstering defenses against debilitating DNS attacks. Access now to analyze real-time network traffic to gain global visibility.
Posted: 13 Sep 2016 | Published: 13 Sep 2016

EfficientIP

Securing Connected Cars Through Comprehensive Software Testing
sponsored by Synopsys
WHITE PAPER: There is a need for greater software testing and assurance in the automotive industry today. Dig deeper into the vulnerabilities associated with automotive software and learn how to test it before your vehicle roles into the dealership.
Posted: 13 Sep 2016 | Published: 01 Aug 2016


4 Countermeasures to Protect Against Ransomware
sponsored by TrendMicro
WHITE PAPER: Learn not only why ransomware is one of the favored tools of the cybercriminal, but also how enterprises fall prey to it, how it attacks their systems, and how to prevent it. Also learn common pitfalls when preparing to combat this threat, and four countermeasures to keep your data safe.
Posted: 12 Sep 2016 | Published: 12 Sep 2016

TrendMicro

Buying Criteria for Next-Generation Network Security
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Discover an in-depth explanation of the factors that compel organizations to look at next-generation solutions. This buyer's guide offers an analysis of the most important capabilities you should look for (and demand) from your network security gear, and will arm you with the information you need to be an educated buyer.
Posted: 12 Sep 2016 | Published: 12 Sep 2016

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Advanced Security Platform for Office 365
sponsored by Proofpoint, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: If your organization is looking to migrate to Microsoft Office 365, you might be wondering whether additional security is needed. Discover how to safeguard users against advanced threats and targeted attacks and gain the power to identify these attacks as they happen.
Posted: 12 Sep 2016 | Published: 01 Aug 2016

Proofpoint, Inc.

Beyond Application Visibility and Control: What an NGFW Must Be
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Explore the ways in which digital transformation is changing businesses' security, and discover why typical NGFWs that focus primarily on app visibility offer an incomplete approach to threat defense. Read on to employ a NGFW that protects across the entire attack continuum, and integrates with existing security investments.
Posted: 12 Sep 2016 | Published: 12 Sep 2016

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Next-Generation Firewalls: An Investment Checklist
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: What should you look for in a next-generation firewall? This paper includes a checklist against which you evaluate NGFWs. Read on now to determine the benefits a truly effective NGFW can deliver, and find one that will provide actionable indications of compromise to identify malicious activity, and more.
Posted: 12 Sep 2016 | Published: 12 Sep 2016

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Protect The Way You Work Today
sponsored by Proofpoint, Inc.
PRODUCT DEMO: Whether you seek email protection, mobile defense, threat intelligence, or another type of tool to bolster your security posture, how can you be sure these investments will deliver? Uncover free, limited-time evaluations, trial versions, and demos of cloud-based security and compliance solutions.
Posted: 09 Sep 2016 | Premiered: 01 Aug 2016

Proofpoint, Inc.

Protecting Against Impostor Email Threats
sponsored by Proofpoint, Inc.
VIDEO: Learn how to combat imposter emails and other advanced threats by watching this short video. Get detailed email analysis to oust spam, phishing, malware and now imposter emails quickly before they reach your employees.
Posted: 09 Sep 2016 | Premiered: 12 Apr 2016

Proofpoint, Inc.

Cyber Ransom Survival Guide
sponsored by Radware
WHITE PAPER: The following resource offers a concise overview of ransomware -- including the current threat landscape, who's likely to be targeted, and the marketplace and tools fueling the trend. Access now and you'll also learn about questions you need to ask and next steps you need to take to safeguard your organization.
Posted: 09 Sep 2016 | Published: 09 Sep 2016

Radware

Safeguarding Office 365
sponsored by Proofpoint, Inc.
WEBCAST: Discover how to get full attack chain detection for Office 365 through this short video. Learn how you can achieve complete coverage from advanced threats, both known and unknown across your entire global network.
Posted: 09 Sep 2016 | Premiered: Aug 1, 2016

Proofpoint, Inc.
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MALWARE DEFINITION (continued): …  varies with each "mutation," the essential function usually remains the same. For example, a spyware program intended to act as a keylogger will continue to perform that function even though its signature changes. If the malicious program is discovered by an anti-malware vendor and its signature is added to a downloadable database, the anti-malware program will fail to detect the rogue code after the signature has changed, just as if a new virus, worm, Trojan or spyware program has emerged. In this way, malware creators gain an advantage over countermeasure developers.The best method … 
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